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Cayenne Pepper Chile Powder

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Cayenne Chile Powder is our version of cayenne pepper. Cayenne chiles are ground into a fine red pepper powder that's great for adding a zesty, spicy kick to any of your favorite recipes. Cayenne pepper's Scoville rating comes in at 40,000 units, or about a 4-5 out of 10 in overall cayenne spice and heat. 

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We carry ground cayenne, which is reddish orange and commonly referred to as ground red pepper in many recipes. Cayenne will add zest to almost any dish. We suggest working dash to dash; in other words, add a dash and taste, and then repeat until you have the heat level you desire. Great added to chili or curry.

Cayenne Pepper Q & A

What does cayenne pepper do?

Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, a compound responsible for the pepper's spiciness.

How spicy is cayenne pepper?

Cayenne pepper is relatively mild compared to the world's hottest chili. It is a medium hot chili with a Scoville rating of 30,000 to 50,000 heat units, nestled between serrano peppers and the Thai pepper. When using jalapeño as a reference point, it is about 12 times hotter.

Is cayenne pepper the same as red pepper?

Cayenne pepper is made from the same pepper used to make crushed red pepper flakes.

Can cayenne pepper kill you?

Theoretically speaking, eating way too much cayenne pepper can indeed kill you. However, the human body will falter before even reaching that point when you ingest too much.

Does cayenne pepper raise blood pressure?

No, it does not. On the contrary, eating cayenne pepper can actually help lower blood pressure. It opens up blood vessels, helping blood to flow more easily and naturally.

Can I drink cayenne pepper on an empty stomach?

Ingesting cayenne pepper on an empty stomach can irritate your stomach and cause stomach problems. Instead, try eating/drinking cayenne pepper right before eating a meal.

Can I use chili powder instead of cayenne pepper?

Chili powder is not the same as cayenne pepper, but can be used as an adequate substitute since it is made from ground dried chili peppers. The composition of chili peppers is quite different from cayenne pepper so it might give a slightly different flavor. Additionally, chili powder is not as hot as cayenne so you might need to add a little more to achieve the appropriate heat level.

What is hotter than cayenne pepper?

According to the Scoville scale, tabasco, red chili, Chiltecpin, Tabiche, Bahamian, Kumataka, Habanero, and Bhut Jolokia (ghost peppers) are all hotter than cayenne pepper, respectively.

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